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Online Resources

National Institute on Aging
Welcome to, the government's portal for information on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias care, research, and support

Advice from an Alzheimer's Patient


Too Soon to Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer's Disease 
A documentary created by the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center which shows the experience of Alzheimer's and the importance of community. The two DVDs offer the documentary and 13 supplemental features.
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YouTube Clips

Be a Rainbow in Someone Else's Cloud
Dr. Maya Angelou: "Be a Rainbow in Someone Else's Cloud" | Oprah's Master Class | OWN
After hearing a 19th-century African-American song, Dr. Maya Angelou has never forgotten one important lyric: God put a rainbow in the clouds. Watch as Dr. Angelou shares how she honors those who employed kindness to help her, and find out how, she says, we can all "be a rainbow in someone else's cloud," no matter who they are.

Pixar - The Birds
A humorous piece to discuss group dynamics.

Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care
Patient care is more than just healing -- it's building a connection that encompasses mind, body and soul. Cleveland Clinic

Empathy vs Sympathy
What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

What is Alzheimer's Disease
Short film explaining Alzheimer's Disease. Created by Alzheimer's Disease Research, A Program of the American Health Assistance Foundation. Narrated by David Hyde Pierce.